For more than two decades, Bud & Alley’s, winner of Florida Trend magazine's 2010 Golden Spoon Award, has sated appetites with steak and seafood fare and filled eyes with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. After taking a seat in the relaxed yet elegant dining room, guests peruse the dinner menu's tempting entrees, such as steamed Prince Edward Island mussels flavored with thyme, feta, and a kick of chili flakes on grilled tuscan bread ($24). Southern-inspired sides enhance seafood plates, from a seared red snapper teamed up with sweet dill succotash and okra ($31) to seared diver scallops paired with creamy grits, fried capers, and an edible bust of William Faulkner ($32). A fillet steak served with portobello mushrooms and asparagus ($33) sets the stage for a classic romantic meal as couples clink and enemies hurl martinis or glasses of wine across the table ($8+). A visit to the rooftop bar infuses meals with a festive mood as revelers enjoy spectacular ocean views and sample a selection of top-shelf tequilas from Jose Cuervo, Patrón, and Sauza ($9).
North Floridas premier Aveda Spa and Salon located on 30A in Rosemary Beach. A beautiful 2 story spa and salon with two body treatment wetroooms, two dual massage and facial rooms, full body waxing. Private locker rooms for men and women, with 5 jet showers in each.
Inside the newly constructed and modernly designed spa confines, the staff at Emerald Sanctuary Day Spa & Nail Salon administers a host of treatments conceived of with both relaxation and beautification in mind. To begin each service, a team member leads clients to one of the spa's four private treatment areas, inside which they can indulge in one of the salon's six massages, three facials, or a full lineup of waxing treatments. The team maintained a fidelity to its name by having the spa's walls painted in pleasing emerald-green hues that encourage peaceful, private tranquility and make the staff's leprechaun assistants nearly invisible to spa-goers.
Emerald Coast Chiropractic’s Florida-licensed massage therapists assist aching bodies with a variety of massage modalities that soothe away stress in a private room. The skilled therapists know how to augment chiropractic adjustment with deep-tissue techniques that target a specific joint, muscle, or muscle group. Pre-treatment, staffers spend time with each client, addressing any concerns and educating on the benefits of massage. A Swedish kneading increases circulation and blood flow as oil, cream, or lotion smoothes over skin with long, fluid strokes that deepen relaxation. Trigger-point therapy eases tension and boosts muscular function, and neuromuscular therapy addresses specific problems discovered during a postural assessment and telepathic Q and A.